Whats the strongest C-band satellite?

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Hoping to have a chance to have a play with my C-band lnb tomorrow. I can see from 5E - 53E

The dish I'll be using is rather undersized for C-band but Im only wanting a signal lock to have a look at a few channels, Im not bothered about decent signal levels for bad weather conditions.
 

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For me in my limited experience 20E is an easy catch even around at 19.2e for reference.
 

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East Hemi of SES 4 on 22 West is 41+ dB over most of the UK

_https://sat.ses.com/webservice/images/7405889

Two frequencies

3726 L
DVB-S2
1000-3/4
8PSK

3739 L
DVB-S
1755-7/8
 

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40°E was the only C Band I got on the 1M Gibertini but with no tweaking of the LNB. It was the easiest catch for me.
 

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hi -
you have a good chance with - 20 east i think -- i have had a couple of transponders from there with a 100 cm channel master - in the past when testing with a "smaller dish" --- cant recall which t.p,s they were -- maybe remlap can advise which are currently strongest, on his 1.2
also they may be time of day dependant - a lot of the C band channels seem to be .

regards nelson.b.
 

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TV Mauritania Mux on 3911 R 8150 is strongest for me on 20E
 

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Analoguesat said:
Trees in the way west of 5E :(

That doesn't stop me from replying though :-ohcrap
 

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40E is dead now so yes 20E is the next biggest signal although if you can squeeze another couple of degrees 3E is strong as well. Can't remember off hand which one, I think the linear transponder on Eutelsat 3A @ 3.3E
 

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aceb said:
40E is dead now

Express AM-1 lost her station keeping thrusters 18 months or so back so services are being run down as the inclination increases. I think there is a new satellite on order to replace AM-1
 

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Analoguesat said:
Express AM-1 lost her station keeping thrusters 18 months or so back so services are being run down as the inclination increases. I think there is a new satellite on order to replace AM-1

So where did the Russian C Band transmissions migrate to?
 

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I dont know - one of the Russian birds below our horizon possibly.


Some of the Ku traffic moved to 53E though.
 

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:-WooHoo!

First ever C-band signal - 3913R 8150 Mauritania on 20E.

Its fine until my arms get tired and I have to put the lnb down! :-rofl2

Im using a 1m offset dish

Now what else can I find on there??
 

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Great to see you've caught it.

Try

3707 R 2200
3883 R 27500
4053 L 27500
3932 L 27500
 

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Analoguesat said:
:-WooHoo!

First ever C-band signal - 3913R 8150 Mauritania on 20E.

Its fine until my arms get tired and I have to put the lnb down! :-rofl2

Im using a 1m offset dish

Now what else can I find on there??

Hehe ..another cband victim caught in the web ....look into my eyes ..not around my eyes...
:)
 

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Installation now modified so its held in place with zip ties :D

This has allowed me to tweak thing so I can get the Saudi mux on 3884R & the AL Jaz mux on 4054L.

Its not a brilliant install but its allowing me to experiment.
 

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Only these 3 muxes visible. No matter how I tweak it nothing else has appeared. Never mind, Ive enjoyed experimenting with that.

Now to realign the dish back from 20E to 16E :D
 
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